UK, also known as Carlos Hernandez at home, was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela in 1985. Since young age, he’s always had a passion for traveling and the visual arts. Even tho he has a Mechanical Engineer degree, he decided to focus his life through the lens of his camera.
Being inspired by every place he visited, from his hometown Maracaibo, through New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Madrid, Porto and Paris, he’s developed his Fashion DNA vibe, finding a balance between fantasy and reality, mixed with his geometric perspectives given by his college studies. UK is used to & loves to work with large groups of creatives, even tho he is usually in charge of the Art Direction and sometimes, wardrobe styling as well for personal projects.
Carlos is recently based in Panama, where since 2014, his work has been featured dozen times on the best magazines in the country, being Caras Centroamerica from Televisa Group, Ocean Drive, Ellas, Mia, AUNO, Mundo Social part of the titles he’s worked with. His latest campaign is actually his biggest achievement til date, making the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Panama 2016 official image of the event.
UK MARACAIBO, the brand and alter ego himself, is planning to expand and evolve through different fashion capitals of the world in the near future, being New York, Milan and Paris the main targets. The best way to keep up with his productions is through his instagram.com/ukmaracaibo